Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns Sept. 3 with frightfully fun experiences for guests of all ages through Oct. 31, 2021, with Halloween magic throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. From transformed Halloween-themed attractions Haunted Mansion Holiday and Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, to sightings of favorite Disney characters and villains, beloved seasonal décor including the Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern and delightfully delicious treats, there is family-friendly fun for every ghoul or goblin to enjoy at the Disneyland Resort. Downtown Disney District gets in the spirit as well, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 31, with delightful décor, seasonal treats and an all-new Halloween-themed pumpkin hunt, Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit.
Plaza de la Familia adds to the fun with an immersive, limited-time celebration at Disney California Adventure that celebrates the everlasting bonds of family. Guests will enjoy a spirited extravaganza that includes live entertainment, authentic décor, delicious food and interactive experiences.
For family fun after-park hours, the sold-out Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* is a separate-ticket event at Disney California Adventure park beginning Sept. 9. Guests holding tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash can trick-or-treat their way through the park in their favorite Halloween costumes and encounter characters both spooky and fantastic. Oogie Boogie Bash guests will experience Disney California Adventure in a unique way, with exclusive offerings like immersive treat trails, “Frightfully Fun Parade,” Villains Grove at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, “Mickey’s Trick & Treat” show and more.
Retail locations throughout both parks offer seasonal merchandise. Among the many new items this year is a collection of Mickey and Minnie Pumpkin Spirit Jerseys, mini Loungefly backpacks in seasonally spooky patterns and a festive Minnie Mouse ear headband. Guests may add to their wicked wardrobes with apparel and accessories, and find novelty items such as pins, plush and decorative items to cast their own Halloween spell at home. There’s even a “Coco” collection, found at Paradise Pier.
For guests looking to add a sweet treat to their day of tricks, locations in both parks offer Halloween-themed food and beverages. Some of the wonderfully wicked items to sample are Halloween Grey Stuff at Red Rose Taverne, Halloween Cake at Plaza Inn, Cozy Cone Macaron at Cozy Cone Motel, and Oogie Boogie Macaron at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café. Guests in search of a savory treat can soon pick up the oh-so-cute Mickey Mummy Popcorn bucket.
In Downtown Disney District beginning Sept. 9, guests will find décor evoking the spooky season as well as themed offerings in the shops and restaurants. Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit**, new this year, is a family friendly activity to enjoy while exploring the shopping mecca. To play, guests purchase a game and stickers at select merchandise locations and look for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Game boards can then be redeemed for a spooky surprise!
At Disneyland Park
Guests encounter favorite Disney characters throughout Disneyland. On Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey and friends show off their Halloween finest with Minnie as a witch, Donald dressed as a pumpkin and the rest of their pals adding to the Halloween family-friendly fun. Other characters found throughout the park include dastardly Disney villains who have come out to cause some mischief.
Guests find festive seasonal décor and pumpkins galore to add to the Halloween magic. The Main Street Pumpkin Festival transforms Main Street, U.S.A., with whimsical pumpkins displayed in store fronts. Guests of all ages will enjoy taking photographs with the iconic giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern. As guests journey into the park, they find pumpkin statues representing Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Critter Country and Frontierland surrounding the Partners Statue in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Befitting the supernatural season, Haunted Mansion Holiday features a merry makeover of the beloved eerie estate. Jack Skellington is behind the mayhem, decorating the mansion with frightfully festive touches inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Dedicated fans of the holiday house look forward to spotting the annual bespoke gingerbread house on its precarious perch on the ballroom table, making its 20th appearance for this collision of two holidays. Other favorite sights await, including Sally, Zero and other characters from the movie.
And every night from Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, in Walt Disney’s original park, guests enjoy a dreadfully delightful treat in the form of “Halloween Screams”, a supernatural projection and special effects show. On weekend nights, “Halloween Screams” also takes to the skies to enhance the mischief with fireworks.*** Guests can view the spectacular from several different locations throughout the park, including Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and near “it’s a small world.”
In Frontierland, guests may commemorate the celebration of the Day of the Dead with a colorful Día de los Muertos tribute featuring a trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other decorative items. Guests will also enjoy musical entertainment in this area.
At Disney California Adventure Park
Oogie Boogie, from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” looms over guests at the entrance to Disney California Adventure as he uses his magic to create a forever Halloween for everyone to enjoy. Under his spell, favorite attractions are transformed for the Halloween season. Guests will mosey on over to Cars Land as Radiator Springs becomes Radiator Screams, where residents decorate their homes with frights and are ready to greet guests in their “car-stumes” before they race off to go “trunk-or-treating.” Guests can continue the family-friendly fun by taking a spin on popular Cars Land attractions that rev up with Halloween spirit: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree croons spooky songs to become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rolickin’ Roadsters takes guests on a wicked whirl as it becomes Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
The façade of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! sparks a state of total emergency as dusk approaches and the attraction is transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, offering an exciting Halloween adventure filled with creepy creatures and thrilling drops. While the Guardians of the Galaxy have successfully escaped The Collector’s Fortress, Groot was accidentally left behind. Guests can successfully complete their rescue mission to save Groot by helping Rocket distract creatures from around the galaxy that have gotten loose. By teaming up with the Guardians, every guest can find their inner hero this Halloween season.
Over on Buena Vista Street, Mickey Mouse and friends will be throwing it back with old-fashioned Halloween costumes. Guests of all ages can enjoy seeing fortune teller Minnie Mouse or taking a photo of Daisy for a be-witch-ing family keepsake. Donald is also looking devilishly handsome and Goofy has a ghostly grin that is ready for any picture.
Seasonal décor adds to the Halloween ambiance on Buena Vista Street. At night, the façade of Carthay Circle Restaurant oozes with Halloween magic as bats swarm, energy pulses from within and projections light up the iconic tower structure with a spellbinding display. Guests can also commemorate the Halloween magic with a photo in front of the 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o’-lantern head to the sky.
Plaza de la Familia
Plaza de la Familia returns to Paradise Gardens for a limited time, from Sept. 3-Nov. 2, 2021. This immersive cultural experience celebrates the everlasting bonds of family along with Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning film“Coco.” The celebration features live entertainment, festive foods, crafts and interactive experiences. A must-do activity is “A Musical Celebration of Coco,” an entertaining show that brings to life songs from the “Coco” film through performances by the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia, singer/storyteller Mateo, a folklórico dance ensemble, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mariachi Divas.
The entrance to Plaza de la Familia welcomes guests through an arch filled with brilliant marigolds. Guests at this seasonal event will have the chance to get a photo with a hand-animated dimensional figure of Miguel from “Coco” and they’ll discover Miguel’s Memory Box. No visit to this celebration is complete without a visit to the iconic Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) and Plaza de la Familia Memory Wall.
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Guests holding tickets to the after-park hours event Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will experience special entertainment, character sightings, food and beverage and more. Kids and guests of all ages may enjoy donning their favorite Halloween costumes while taking in all the spook-tacular sights and trick-or-treating experiences.
Guests planning to experience Oogie Boogie Bash and Halloween Time can extend the magic by staying at one of three Disneyland Resort hotel properties, just a short walk away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks and the Downtown Disney District. Guests may find the latest offers and vacation packages online at Disneyland.com/offers.
For a limited time, California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as low as $83 per person, per day with a special 3-day ticket offer. These 3-day, 1-park per day tickets start at $249 and eligible guests may purchase a park hopper option for an additional $55. The limited-time tickets are available for purchase now, and California residents may redeem their tickets on any three separate days through September 30, 2021, subject to park reservation availability.* These special tickets may be purchased at Disneyland.com, through a travel agent, or by calling call (866) 572-7321. Valid admission and park reservation for the same park on same date are required for park entry.